Midlands SQL Server User Group, being held in the offices of Wragge & Co solicitors at 55 Colmore Row in the centre of Birmingham on Thursday 12th July 2012.
Session 1: Visualising Data for Mobile Business Intelligence - Jen Stirrup (MVP)
Session 2: Controlling Resources in SQL Server - Chris Testa-O'Neill (MVP)
6.00pm – 6:30pm Meet & Greet
6:30pm - 7:30pm Visualising Data for Mobile Business Intelligence (Jen Stirrup)
Microsoft has made serious commitments to mobile Business Intelligence, announced at SQLPass Summit 2011. What is the roadmap? What's available right now, and how can it be implemented at your organisation? Come to this session to learn about issues and benefits for data visualisation in terms of mobilising Business Intelligence using Sharepoint, Reporting Services, SQL Azure, Excel Services and Power Pivot. Yes, it is possible to have mobile Business Intelligence in your organisation, and come to this session in order to learn how!
7:30pm - 8:00pm Break & Pizza
8:00pm – 9:00pm We have control! - Controlling Resources in SQL Server (Chris Testa-O'Neill MVP)
With SQL Server 2008, you can control environments using Policy based management and with the Resource Governor. This session will demonstrate the implementation and workings of Policy based management and with the Resource Governor and provide you compelling reasons why these tools can be used to enforce standards and control SQL Server hardware in your environments.
We'll be putting on food for the event, so please do register so we know numbers. If you then can't make it we'd really appreciate it if you'd unregister and/or let us know.
Wragge & Co's office is at 55 Colmore Row, Birmingham, B3 2AS, just around the corner from the Old Joint Stock pub.
If you need any further details or have any requests for this or future Midlands SSUG events, please let me (Alex Whittles) know, either on Twitter (@PurpleFrogSys or @SQLMidlands) or email SSUG@PurpleFrogSystems.com
See you in July!
Chris Testa-O'Neill is a SQL Server Microsoft Most Valuable Professional(MVP) and a Senior Consultant at Coeo specialising in SQL Server Business Intelligence. He is also a technical author, working on courses for SQL Server 2008 R2 with Microsoft Learning and advising on the SQL Server 2012 curriculum. Chris runs the Manchester SQL Server User Group and is an organiser for SQLBits. Chris has spoken at a range of events including user groups in the UK and Adelaide, Australia, SQLBits, the MCT Conference and last year’s SQLPASS. Chris is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), MCDBA, MCTS and MCITP in SQL Server.
Jen Stirrup is a newly-awarded SQL Server MVP. She is an independent consultant who specialises in Business Intelligence, with a focus on Data Visualisation. Jen has conducted projects in the UK and mainland Europe. Jen has previously spoken at SQLBits, SQLPASS and other community events on the topic of Business Intelligence and Data Visualisation. She blogs regularly on these topics at jenstirrup.com and can be found tweeting at @jenstirrup